THE world of Dr Seuss has stood the test of time for more than 50 years and the nonsense characters he created have established themselves worldwide.
EMMA Shamshoum is beaming with confidence. The secret to her outer glow is that Emma started the new year with a new body after winning our ultimate makeover competition.
Despite Government warnings we are turning into a nation of couch potatoes and risking obesity-related illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes, our health is deteriorating and our waistlines growing.
IF you’ve been shopping recently it’s unlikely you’ll have failed to notice a green and blue logo on certain items.
THOUSANDS of us have done it. Whether we are running late for work, rushing home to let the dog out, or merely just suffered a lack of concentration, most of us would admit to driving a little faster than we should on occasions.
THE CHINESE New Year festivities brought some colour to Basildon where dancing lions brought prosperity to the shops.
CALLS are being made for a half demolished seafront office block to be pulled down once and for all.
ROB Brydon Live! sees the star of Gavin and Stacey and Marion and Geoff bring his stand up show to Westcliff.
A CHILD sex pervert was discovered when he sold a second hand memory stick containing indecent images of boys for £3 on ebay.
TWO totally British traditions have come together in one waterfront business – allowing visitors to enjoy a pint and a fish and chip supper.
ABOUT 80 suspect items of furniture have been found in a Polish lorry delivering to travellers in Crays Hill.
PLANS have been unveiled to spend £100,000 installing traffic lights at a dangerous crossing that causes traffic gridlock.
TWO pensioners clubs have joined forces to offer more day trips, holidays and nights out to their members.
HEAVY snow forced dozens of schools in south Essex to stay closed for a second day.
A POLICE officer is raising money to help deaf children after being touched by the plight of her boyfriend’s niece.
PATIENTS’ personal data has been lost after a nurse was carjacked, a new report has revealed.
A HEARTBROKEN couple claim their requests for doctors to visit their severely disabled daughter at home were ignored in the days before she died.
A BURGLAR tried to smash his way into a house with an axe found in the back garden.
EFFORTS to clamp down on truancy appear to be working, with new figures showing a reduction in Essex schools’ absence levels.
A BAIT digger is threatening to stop telling the authorities about the bombs he finds on Southend’s foreshore, after a row with police.
CASTLE Point MP Bob Spink admitted he was relieved to have survived some tough questions from pupils at a Benfleet primary school.
BLUES are confident that tomorrow's clash with Scunthorpe United will get the go ahead, despite the poor weather.
PUPILS are celebrating a colourful school extension.
HUNDREDS of people can now recycle more of their rubbish from home.
A SUPPORT worker who lost his father to cancer will run the London Marathon for Macmillan Nurses.
FIREFIGHTERS have planted a tree in memory of a young boy who died after a brave fight with cancer.
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of stealing bags of clothes left outside people’s homes.
THE signing of goal ace Neil Richmond from Great Wakering Rovers could prove to be the icing on the cake for the Millers in their bid for automatic promotion.
THESE two sides fought out a six-goal thriller in which honours were shared at Burroughs Park.
ANY doubts about Billericay’s ability to make a late charge for the play-offs were dispelled as the New Lodge side ended the unbeaten home record of their Surrey hosts.
CASH-strapped Canvey may eventually not have the financial resources or strength in depth to achieve promotion to the next level at the first attempt, but their fabulous fans are second to none.
A LOG-burner has set a fireplace alight at a home in Chalkwell.
A ROBBER held up Eastwood Off Licence at gunpoint.
THURROCK edged this relegation six-pointer at Ship Lane following a controversial penalty decision.
THE wheels came off the Dockers’ late run for the play-off places with this defeat at Ilford.
CANVEY'S Concord bravely fought back from a 2-0 deficit before finally conceding all three points to their fellow play-off hopefuls.
ROCKS kept up the pressure on top dogs Aveley with a superb display against lack-lustre fellow promotion hopefuls.
Jodie COWELL. 13 TODAY, 2nd February 2008. Have a lovely birthday darling. Love you lots Nanny Jean & Grandad Trevor xxxx
Edward Andrew STANLEY (known as 'Ted' by Family & friends). Died on 18 January 2009 at Basildon Hospital. Much loved and sadly missed by Wife, Children & Grandchildren. Cremation at Pitsea Cemetery on 9th February at 10.40 a.m
WALLIS Rob. Suddenly at home on 18th January 2009, aged 72 years. Many happy memories. Sadly missed by friends. Funeral service at St Laurences Church Eastwood at 1.00 pm on Monday 16th February 2009, followed by burial. Donations rather than flowers to Police Benevolent Fund. All enquiries, flowers, donations to Co-operative Funerlcare, 27, Glendale Gardens, Leigh 01702 713743
MAYO John Raymond. Tragically taken from us on 14th January 2009, aged 57 years. Son to Joan and partner of Jenny. He will be dearly missed by his Brothers, Sisters, Family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Leigh on Thursday, 12th February at 2.00, followed by private Cremation, Family flowers only please. Donations for Rheumatoid Arthritis may be sent c/o F P Guiver & Sons, 641 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea. SS1 2PN. Tel:01702 467426.
Dennis WILSON. My Husband, our Dad, our Grandad, the last of the great, went to sleep 24th January 2009. We will always miss you, forever in our thoughts. Maureen, Paula, Lisa, Dan, Francis, Katie, Ben and Elsie X. Service at Southend Crematorium on Friday 13th February at 3.00 pm. c/o Co-operative Funerlcare Canvey Island
Roland Arthur JOSLIN. Passed away on 20th January 2009, aged 92 years. Loving Brother, Uncle and friend sadly missed by all. Funeral service at Basildon Crematorium Bowers Gifford on Thursday 5th February at 3.20 pm. Donations to A W Alden & Son 29-31 High Street, Canvey Island Essex. SS8 7RB Tel 01268 683177
James LEYDEN "Jimmy" 10th February 1917 - 23rd January 2009 aged 91. Passed away peacefully after a short illness. Cherished Father to Caroline and adored and inspirational Grandad to Paul and Sarah. Funeral service to be held at St Therese of Lisieux RC Church, Florence Way, Langdon Hills on Thursday 12th February at 1.00 pm, followed by burial at Great Burstead Cemetery. Enquiries to F E Green & Sons, Timberlog Lane, Basildon. 01268 553133. REST IN PEACE
Margaret BOREHAM. Passed away peacefully at Southend Hospital 26th January 2009. Much loved Wife, Mother and Sister to Frank, Susan and Irene. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral service at St Nicholas Church, Canvey Thursday 5th February at 3.30 pm, followed by cremation at Basildon Crematorium 4.30 pm. Flowers or donations to Cancer Research, enquiries to S Stibbards, 22 Canvey Road Canvey Island 01268 683136
Ann HERON. Julia, Sally, Jackie, Steve and their Families would like to THANK all Family and friends for their very kind messages, beautiful flowers and generous donations.
Melanie WRIGHT. Nine long years without you, Missing you always little Sis, Loving you eternally, Jacqui, Martin, Mason and Lolly X X X X
BUCKNELL Douglas Harold . Fell asleep on 24th January 2009, aged 84. Former Carpentry and Joinery Manager at C. S. Wiggins. He leaves behind a Wife Alma, Daughters Jennie, Mandy and Debbie, their Husbands, his 7 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren. A loving Husband, Father and Grandfather. A perfect Gentleman who will be sorely missed. Funeral on Tuesday 10th February, at 9.40 am at Southend Crematroium, Small Chapel. Anyone who knew him will be most welcome to attend. No flowers by request, but if desired, donations to The Alzheimers Society c/o Co-Op Funeralcare, 15, Queensway, Southend, would be gratefully received.
GRAYS Athletic chairman Mike Woodward has appealed for fans and people of the town to get behind the club in big numbers during difficult times.
IT is one of the more unusual tools to be found in the police’s armoury in their efforts to tackle crime.